Private employers. State law does not require private employers to pay employees for absences caused by jury duty or court appearances. Although not required to do so, many employers do pay all employees called to jury duty or court appearances, regardless of exempt or nonexempt status. (See Federal Law Considerations for Exempt Employees in this section for details.)
Missouri law prevents an employer from requiring that an employee take vacation, sick leave, or other paid time off to respond to a jury summons, participate in the jury selection process, or serve on a jury.
In addition, an employer may not require any witness, victim, or member of a victim's immediate family who is absent from work for these reasons to use vacation time, personal time, or sick leave.
However, Missouri law does not require that employers provide annual, vacation, personal, or sick leave to employees ...